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The Wild North Land
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The Wild North Land

By Butler, Captain W.F.

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1873 Quality binding with raised bands and gilt embossing on spine. Black leather label with author's name "Butler" is only half there. Marbled endpapers match the somewhat rubbed marbled boards. Minor wear to the leather at corners and edges. Bookplate of Sir George Stephen Bart, who was President of the Bank of Montreal at the time he founded the Canadian Pacific Railway Company and served as its first President. Fold-out map has 3" vertical tear at the top along one of the fold lines. Captain William Francis Butler wrote this book after crossing Northwest Canada in winter by dog-sled. 358 pp. This item is on consignment, so discounts do not apply. . Believed First Edition. 3/4 Leather on Marbled Board. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. Illus. by 16 Illustrations and a Fold-out Map. 6 x 8 1/2".

$250.00

Crusoe of Lonesome Lake

By Stowe, Leland

New York: Random House, 1957 A most challenging back-to-the-land account featuring Ralph Edwards as a lone pioneer and later, his daughter, Trudy, who not only built her own homestead but became an authority on trumpeter swans. Price-clipped DJ bears minor corner wear and lots of loving fingerprints. 234 pp.. Ninth Printing. Hard Cover. Good to Very Good/Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$40.00

Three Against the Wilderness
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Three Against the Wilderness

By Collier, Eric

London: Companion Book Club, 1959 Grey cloth on boards. Appears to be an authentic back-to-the-land experience funded by trapping the Meldrum Creek area of British Columbia. Photos. 286 pp.. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Good Plus/Good Plus. Illus. by Photos. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$15.00

Trooper and Redskin in the Far Northwest
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Trooper and Redskin in the Far Northwest

By Donkin, John G.

Toronto: Coles Publishing Company, 1973 Red softcover. Author was as Englishman who served two years in the 17th Lancers before coming to Canada to go into farming. He joined the NWMP in 1884 and served 3 1/2 years. After returning to England he died in the workhouse at Alnick in 1890. This book is in Near Fine condition, with no writing or damage. 289 pp. plus lengthy publisher's catalog.. Reprint of 1889 Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Frontispiece Portrait and Map. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

A Narrative of the Discovery of the Fate of Sir John Franklin and His Companions
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A Narrative of the Discovery of the Fate of Sir John Franklin and His Companions

By M'Clintock, Captain

Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1860 Front hinge cracked and showing binding cords. Binding loose but complete. Laid in are newspaper clippings from 1926 and 1930 related to the search. Large foldout map. 375 pp. with appendix. Green cloth on boards. Previous owner's name.. Hard Cover. Fair to Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Maps and Illustrations. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$70.00

Underwater Man
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Underwater Man

By MacInnis, Joe

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1974 Blue patterned cloth on boards. Gift note. No other writing. The author appears to be a waterbound over-achiever. Foreword by Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Tea splash to front edges only. 142 pp.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Good Plus/Good. Illus. by Photos. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Patty O'Neal on  the Airways
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Patty O'Neal on the Airways

By Radford, Ruby L.

Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Co., 1946 Whitman 2315. Brown paper boards. Patty O'Neal is an aviation student at Carter College. When she loses confidence she switches to becoming a stewardess. However, when the pilot of the new stratocruiser runs into trouble, Stewardess Patty steps in and takes it over the Hump...alone ! 248 pp.. Hard Cover. Good/Good. Illus. by Henry E. Vallely. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$18.00

Blown to Bits or The Lonely Man of Rankata (A Tale of the Malay Archipelago)
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Blown to Bits or The Lonely Man of Rankata (A Tale of the Malay Archipelago)

By Ballantyne, R.M.

London: James Nisbet & Co., 1889 Fully illustrated red cloth on boards. Minor corner and edge wear, and lightly cracked hinges. Gift note dated 1889. In the words of a reviewer for The Academy, this is Ballantyne's best work. Much more than a novel for juveniles, it provides an all-round understanding of the 1883 explosion of the Krakatoa volcano. There is romance and comic relief, too, as Nigel meets Winnie. It might best be described as one of those "shots heard around the world." 438 pp.. First Edition (No Additional printings). Hard Cover. Good Plus/No Jacket. Illus. by The Author. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$75.00

Wild Waters; Canoeing Canada's Wilderness Rivers
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Wild Waters; Canoeing Canada's Wilderness Rivers

By Raffan, James (Ed.)

Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1986 Grey cloth on boards. No writing. Bottom corner bumped. DJ clipped. Otherwise a colourful account of travel by canoe on Canadian rivers. Quality of colour photos is superb. 152 pp.. First Edition (No Additional Printings). Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good Minus. Illus. by Colour Photos. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$20.00

Beyond the Blue Horizon; On  the Track of Imperial Airways
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Beyond the Blue Horizon; On the Track of Imperial Airways

By Frater, Alexander

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1987 Violet paper boards backed in black. No writing or damage. The author guides the reader on a never-to-be-forgotten zigzag flight halfway around the world. 430 pp.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.00

The Rivers Ran East
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The Rivers Ran East

By Clark, Leonard

New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1953 Grey cloth on boards. One of the scariest books I've seen. I wouldn't have gone with this author for any amount of money ! Price-clipped. 363 pp.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Photo Section. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.00

Brothers- in- Arms
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Brothers- in- Arms

By Niven, Frederick

London: Collins, 1942 Pink cloth on boards. Initials EAM inside back cover, the only marks. The author passes on a story written by his father about the author's grandfather, who witnessed the French and Indian War, among other adventures. 255 pp.. Hard Cover. Good Plus to Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$30.00

The Mariner of St. Malo; A Chronicle of the Voyages of Jacques Cartier
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The Mariner of St. Malo; A Chronicle of the Voyages of Jacques Cartier

By Leacock, Stephen

Toronto: Glasgow, Brook & Company, 1915 Blue leather on flexible boards. No. 2 in the Chronicles of Canada Series. This book recounts the three voyages in detail, as well as showing them on a map. No writing. Light abrasion to head of spine. 125 pp. with index.. Full-Leather. Good Plus/No Jacket. Illus. by Jefferys (et al). 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$20.00

Pioneers of the Pacific Coast; A Chronicle of Sea Rovers and Fur Hunters
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Pioneers of the Pacific Coast; A Chronicle of Sea Rovers and Fur Hunters

By Laut, Agnes C.

Toronto: Glasgow, Brook & Company, 1915 Blue leather on flexible board. No. 22 in the Chronicles of Canada Series. The Golden Hind. Juan de Fuca. Vitus Bering. Sea-otters. Russians and Aleuts. Cook and Vancouver. 139 pp. with index.. Full Leather on Flexible Board. Good to Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by C. W. Jefferys (et al). 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$20.00

Will Weatherhelm; The Yarn of an Old Sailor About His Early Life and Adventures
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Will Weatherhelm; The Yarn of an Old Sailor About His Early Life and Adventures

By Kingston, William H.G.

N.Y.: E.P. Dutton & Co. Original illustrated blue cloth on boards. The author's father, about whom he writes, is a Shetlander who is transplanted to Plymouth. Soon after, he is lost at sea, leaving the author at about the age of twelve to consider his own future on board ship. When his friend Charley is apprenticed to his uncle's ship, he begins badgering his grandmother and aunt to let him go to sea. 469 pp. Normal wear and soil.. Hard Cover. Good to Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by W.W. May and George H. Thomas. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$22.00

The Adventures of Marco Polo
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The Adventures of Marco Polo

By Walsh, Richard J. (Ed.)

N.Y.: John Day Company, 1948 Original red cloth on blindstamped boards. Foreword by Pearl S. Buck. Arranged in four books; The Journey from the Lesser Armenia to Shangtu, Kublai Khan and Journeys South and West, India, and Wars Among the Tartar Princes. Six colour illustrations and three maps. Laid in are several local clippings regarding the ship named Marco Polo, constructed in Saint John in 1850-1851. 196 pp.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good Plus to Very Good. Illus. by Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.00

The Wild Northland; Being the Story of a Winter Journey, with Dog, Across Northern North America
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The Wild Northland; Being the Story of a Winter Journey, with Dog, Across Northern North America

By Butler, Gen. Sir William Francis

Toronto: Courier Press, Limited, 1911 Original red cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. Miffed that he wasn't selected to look for Livingstone, the author set out alone across the far North - "a winter's walk through more distant wilds." - ix. The quality of writing is exceptional. 360 pp.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Photos. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$25.00

The Life and Voyages of Captain James Cook
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The Life and Voyages of Captain James Cook

By Cash, C.G.

London: Blackie & Son, Ltd. Original illustrated green cloth on boards. Large initials, G.T.P. stamped on first free endpaper. Story is divided into three parts corresponding with three voyages over a period of twelve years. New to me was the knowledge that natives have been surfboarding since at least 1780 ! 192 pp.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Uncredited Frontispiece. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$15.00

William Dampier, Buccaneer Explorer
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William Dampier, Buccaneer Explorer

By Norris, Gerald (Ed.)

London: Folio Society, 1994 Original illustrated gold cloth on boards. No writing or damage. William Dampier, born in 1651 in Somerset, was an all-round sailor, privateer, and researcher. He was the first Englishman to map parts of Australia and New Zealand, and to sail around the world three times. His descriptions of flora and fauna are colourful and numerous. Reading this book could be compared to an extended cruise of several continents. 268 pp. with index.. First ( No Additional printings). Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket in Slipcase. Illus. by Drawings. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

The Frozen Zone and Its Explorers; Illustrated
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The Frozen Zone and Its Explorers; Illustrated

By Baldwin, Gage and Hyde

Hartford, CT: Columbian Book Company, 1874 Original full brown leather on stiff boards. Title page missing, and pp. 367-8 separated but present. Binding shaken, but holding. 800 pp. Heavy book might need extra postage.. Full-Leather. Fair/No Jacket. Illus. by Many Drawings and Maps.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$200.00

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